'The Longest Yard' and the Top 10 Football Movies of All Time

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'The Longest Yard' and the Top 10 Football Movies of All Time
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Will Adam Sandler's remake of the 1974 classic make the list?

The following slideshow is about to enter the anger zone for some. The subsequent slides will document top 10 football-related movies of all time.

I realize not everyone is going to be happy. In fact, some people get downright emotional about this because to some—like me—a particular movie has impacted us to a point of action, change of attitude or alteration of preconceived thinking.

For instance, the original Rocky is one of those movies forever ingrained in my mind. When it came out in 1976, I was a 13-year-old boy who saw something in Rocky that would lay the foundation for my thought process as an athlete for years to come. I saw the movie 10 times that summer.

Okay, enough about me, let’s get to the criteria. These movies are in no particular order because I am not a fan of ranking items such as these. It’s like trying to name the greatest football player, team, etc. of all time.

I tried to include movies that are family-oriented, some that are funny and some that bring tears to your eyes no matter who you are.

Speaking of tears, this is not football-related, but try to tell me you didn’t shed a tear near the end of Marley and Me?

To alleviate any confusion, the movies are presented from the date of release, oldest to most recent.

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